Hello, I’m Matt

 

I’m 22 and I am a Stand-Up Comedian.

I started doing stand-up in November 2009 when I was 18 years old. After a couple more gigs that year I started gigging regularly in February 2010. After gigging really hard for about 18 months; I finally quit University and my job in a lettings office to become a professional comedian at 20.

Things started to take off in 2013 when I co-hosted The Xtra Factor series 10 with Caroline Flack and embarked on my first UK tour. The tour was 18 dates long and we went from Cornwall to Aberdeen. After 32 episodes of Xtra Factor and appearances on other shows – like Sweat The Small Stuff, Celebrity Juice, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and a few others, the tour was extended by 36 dates into 2014. As well as the second leg of the tour from March to May I have lots of other exciting things happening in 2014 and hope it’ll be an even bigger and better year than 2013 – which was pretty incredible. Come along to a show, and say hello.

 

 

TV & Radio Appearances

Fake Reaction ITV2

Funniest Moments of 2013 Channel 4

Celebrity Juice ITV2

Nevermind The Buzzcocks BBC2

The Xtra Factor ITV2

Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5

Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5

Sweat The Small Stuff BBC3

The Hoff’s Greatest Films BBC3

The Body Shocking Show E4

50 Greatest & Funniest Moments of 2012 Channel 4

The Geordie Shore Awards MTV

World’s Greatest Bodyshockers E4

Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour BBC Radio 2

 

Awards

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best New Show’ 2012 – Winner

Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Finalist

Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner

Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Runner-Up

So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist

Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – Finalist

Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner

 

Live Credits

Matt Richardson ‘Hometown Hero’ – 2013/14 54 Date National Tour

Andi Osho ‘All the Single Ladies’ 2012 UK Tour – Support

Mark Watson ‘The Information’ 2012 UK Tour – Support

 

This (extremely) young stand-up is poised to become the next bright young sensation on the comedy circuit – expect to hear a lot more of him
The Guardian

He’s brash, slick and full of mildly laddish but self-deprecating stories, all delivered with an irresistible twinkle. Richardson may be full of self-confidence but he’s got broad appeal to back up the cockiness.
The Guardian

Confident and engaging delivery… at just 19 there are bags of potential here
Chortle

Frantic… gave a confident and well structured set
The Stage

a whirling ball of talent, energy and intelligent observational comedy who spoke with great skill and affection of his family and his experiences. He comes across as a man who could read the phonebook and make it funny, but instead of painting by numbers his comedy is sharp, strong and very impressive.
Off-Beat Magazine

Hilarious and Charming
The Mirror

Sharp, funny and warm
Heat Magazine